Nostromo Speedpad

The keyboard has been a staple of PC gaming since the dawn of time. When you think about it, itÂ's also fairly inefficient for gaming purposes since we only use about half of it for any given game. That being the case, it was only a matter of time before game-specific replacements came out to take the place our trusty keyboards. Enter the Speedpad.

G-Spy Makes My Life Easier

The aforementioned games.slashdot.org has directed my attention to this meta news site about games. G-SPY scans a bucketful of gaming sites (sadly GWJ is not among the probed...yet) and gathers up all of the headlines and stories. Then it compiles a list of the stories that were posted on the most sites, and posts them to its own front page.
I like action flicks. Gimme some sex, some violence and a few gaping plot holes and I am a happy camper. Which also explains why I like the Anita Blake books by Laurell K. Hamilton, a series which follows the adventures of an intrepid and sarcastic Vampire Executioner through the streets of St. Louis and beyond.

Finally, A Gaming Website Newer Than Us

I can only assume they're jumping on the bandwagon after the resounding success of our first few months, but Slashdot has opened their own gaming site. Introducing http://games.slashdot.org. While not really known for their design skills, they already have a huge audience to help them out by submitting stories.

Raven Shield Map Pack

The Platoon Raven Shield site has put together a 50 meg zip file containing the best user made Raven Shield maps currently available. There are nine maps total and highly recommended if you want to make sure you stay compatible with your favorite servers. You know, like the official GWJ Raven Shield server we run once a week! Hit the forums every Thursday for details.
Note the question mark after the word "certain" You just gotta love that. VE3D, Evilavatar, my paper boy and a few others have indicated that all three consoles will be dropping $50 bucks in price soon. One would probably assume correctly that this would come into effect just before E3 when each console maker has their presentation.

E3 SEGA Shots

I'm always a little sad when instead of having the SEGA logo for posts like this I have to use the "all platforms" image. Speaking of being sad, could SEGA's current E3 line-up be any more depressing? ToTheGame has shots from the currently known SEGA games to be shown at E3 this year.

The Week Ahead

Once again it comes scrolling back, week ahead getting ill like a heart attack! As is the norm for this time of year we don't have much to choose from this week. NBA Street Vol. 2 hits shelves for all three consoles but that's about it unless you were waiting for Burnout 2 on the Xbox.I suppose if you're a big nerd the Babylon 5: Second Season DVD might brighten up your day. Nerd.
There's no way to expect that the announcement of a new MMORPG should be fundamentally interesting anymore.  Announcements of MMORPGs are about as uncommon as beer commercials during sports presentations.  It's just hard to generate enthusiasm about a new game within the genre these days, and for that reason a lot of people might very well shrug right on past Microsoft's announcemen
Toady seems like the kind of slow news day to get some television talk going on the front page, so here's an extra tid bit.  Comedy Central, which is already in the process of being bought out by MTV owner Viacom, might be in a state of corporate turmoil, but the face of its premier news show is staying put.  Jon Stewart, who replaced the much taller and much less funny Craig Kilborn in 1999

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